Guess what my friends :) Yup it's that wonderful time of the year again when Graphic 45 opens their dt up. Yes, yes, yes. That wonderful time where we all create and cross our fingers and toes in hopes that we manage to snag a prized spot on what is without a doubt one of the greatest papercrafting companies in the world.
Truly this would be a dream come true for me. I love everything about Graphic 45, and creating with their products is a pleasure. This year I think I really went hog wild in a way I haven't in the past. I pushed myself to create pieces that opened me up to look and see just where my strengths lie as far as my crafting goes and that's a good thing. Instead of beating myself up wondering what the hey I'm doing wrong, I have learned that I am stronger in different areas of my crafting.
Some of these projects I created specifically for this call. Be warned this post is major picture heavy so here we go...
Once Upon a Springtime Altered Book I got my inspiration for this on where else, Pinterest. Cutting through the pages of the book was tedious, I'll tell ya! The book was an old book that I've been saving for the right project to come along, tada :) -
Nutcracker Sweet Christmas Banner This was a Christmas gift for this past holiday that I gave to my cousin and his wife. Their daughters go to ballet school and I just had to make a banner specific to them. I love how it came and all its dimension -
Twelve Days Of Christmas Mini-Album This album was another project created just for this call. My inspiration came from my lss. They had their annual Christmas project extravaganza with make and takes and TONS of projects to inspire you from easy peasy to more labor intensive -
Olde Curiosity Shoppe/Communique Mixed Media Plaque This was something I wanted to play with as far as technique and just exploring. I re-purposed this plaque from a trio I had in my bathroom which is no longer in the style I like. Let me just say, this plaque ended way different than how it started and what I saw in my head! I kept fighting the flow trying to do what I had originally planned for about 2 1/2 hours before I let go and just allowed the creativity to come out on its own. I like how the silver tape treatment came.
Secret Garden/Place in Time Easter Cards I made these cards for my mom and aunts this past Easter. Wow how has the time flown by? It'll be Easter again before we know it! They are easel style which I just love -
Once Upon A Springtime and Secret Garden Tags Can I say, I LOVE tags! They are one of my most favorite things to make. I gave these as part of a gift to my friend. -
ABC Primer Altered Clipboard I have a few clipboards in my stash. Have had them for years now. I knew I wanted to alter it specifically for this call. I love ABC Primer and am so happy with it -
I do think my most favorite project is the Once Upon A Springtime book, followed by the Clipboard. This is a wonderful time for me, I love creating projects for this call. Now with baited breath I wait, maybe the saying "Three time's the charm." will ring true for me.